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Daily Chess Puzzle

October 29, 2018

Today’s problem is from the 1972 book “Chess Combination as a Fine Art”, a book based on articles published in the 1950s-1960s by Kurt Richter.

Since the start of 2018, I have decided to adopt the style of only saying which side is to play: and not giving an idea if the move wins or otherwise, unless on occasion I think signposting would be helpful. Instead, the problems are posed with the instruction to decide what you would play, as in a game.

White to play: examine 1 Qg5 Qd7 2 b3 


Kholmov v Lein, Baku 19/11/1961


1 Qg5?? should have been met by 1…Qc3 0-1; as it was, Kholmov won the game.



4r2k/1p4rp/p1qp4/3Q4/8/2B5/PP4PP/5R1K w – – 0 35

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